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  1. How do you run diagnostics from the root prompt? Is there a diagnostics executable in a bin/ directory somewhere? Thank you.
  2. > Are eth4 and eth5 your 10G interfaces? Yes, on this Supermicro motherboard, eth0 - eth3 are the built-in 1000Base-T ports, and eth4 and eth5 are the Intel X550-T2 ports. > Have you tried to use them without bonding? I believe that was my first attempt. But I can try again. Eth0 and Eth4, at the time of the test, had two different static IP addresses. #1: Does the network.cfg look OK? Are there missing fields, or malformed fields? Does anyone else have two NICs and can compare their network.cfg? Or can some people please post their double-NIC network.cfg files so that I (or tech support) can compare them? Thanks. #2: If Unraid hangs, again, is there a gentler way to force a reboot? I was using 'shutdown -t 30 now' and, from single-user mode, 'shutdown -t 10 -p now'.
  3. This is a critical presales issue--10GbE networking must work in order for us to use the product. I've also posted this in General Support to possibly attract a forum member, too. I'm evaluating Unraid for file management for my small business. Quick transfers between one desktop and the "NAS" are very important. For that reason, I purchased two 10GbE cards. From the logs on both sides, it appears that the cards have been identified, and that drivers are installed for both systems. However, when I enable the X550-T2 card under Unraid, Unraid hangs. I was using the Spaceinvader One video, setting 'eth4' to be a static IP, and turn on bridging. When I [apply] that, I get a message in the 'eth5' box (?) that says, "please wait ... configuring interfaces", and Unraid dies, hard, requiring a shutdown -t. Here is the network.cfg file after the configuration. Is there anything wrong in here? Note: I altered the first two octets to xxx and yyy. Thanks in advance to anyone who can debug this. As far as any diagnostics go, I don't know how to provide them: diagnostics before the configuration attempt will not show the network configured, and after the config, a diagnostics file isn't possible since Unraid hangs completely, requiring a shutdown command at the root prompt. # Generated settings: IFNAME[0]="" DHCP_KEEPRESOLV="no" DHCP6_KEEPRESOLV="no" BONDNICS[0]="eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3" BONDING_MODE[0]="1" BONDING_MIIMON[0]="100" BRNICS[0]="bond0" BRSTP[0]="0" BRFD[0]="0" USE_DHCP[0]="yes" IFNAME[1]="br4" BONDNAME[1]="bond4" BONDING_MIIMON[1]="100" BRNAME[1]="br4" BRSTP[1]="no" BRFD[1]="0" BONDING_MODE[1]="1" BONDNICS[1]="eth4 eth5" BRNICS[1]="bond4" PROTOCOL[1]="ipv4" USE_DHCP[1]="no" IPADDR[1]="xxx.yyy.0.205" NETMASK[1]="255.255.255.0" GATEWAY[1]="xxx.yyy.0.254" SYSNICS="2"
  4. Here is the network.cfg file after the configuration. Is there anything wrong in here? Note: I altered the first two octets to xxx and yyy. Thanks in advance to anyone who can debug this. As far as diagnostics go, I don't know how to provide them. Diagnostics before the configuration attempt will not show the network configured, and after the config, a diagnostics file isn't possible since Unraid hangs completely, requiring a shutdown command at the root prompt. # Generated settings: IFNAME[0]="" DHCP_KEEPRESOLV="no" DHCP6_KEEPRESOLV="no" BONDNICS[0]="eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3" BONDING_MODE[0]="1" BONDING_MIIMON[0]="100" BRNICS[0]="bond0" BRSTP[0]="0" BRFD[0]="0" USE_DHCP[0]="yes" IFNAME[1]="br4" BONDNAME[1]="bond4" BONDING_MIIMON[1]="100" BRNAME[1]="br4" BRSTP[1]="no" BRFD[1]="0" BONDING_MODE[1]="1" BONDNICS[1]="eth4 eth5" BRNICS[1]="bond4" PROTOCOL[1]="ipv4" USE_DHCP[1]="no" IPADDR[1]="xxx.yyy.0.205" NETMASK[1]="255.255.255.0" GATEWAY[1]="xxx.yyy.0.254" SYSNICS="2"
  5. BUG REPORT (Minor): Misspelling in Shares -> Share Settings. "Only indicates that all new files and subdirectories must be writen to the Cache disk/pool." Suggestion: run a spell-checker over the entire product during SQA. BUG REPORT (Minor): In Shares -> Share Settings there is no help for the two settings, "Read settings from" and "Write settings to". What do they do? Suggestion: have an intern or moderator go through the product, screen by screen, and make sure that every setting has associated help. Edit: See the post, '"read settings from" "write settings to" what is this?' The lack of help / feedback for these settings has already been noted. Edit Again: apparently these settings act as a type of "like this", in which case they should be called, "Set the share up like this / copy the share settings from", and "Remember these share settings / save the share settings to be used again, later."
  6. FEATURE REQUEST: Under Shares -> Share Settings, show more information about the drives rather than just "Disk 1", "Disk 2", etc. This includes the Included Disk and Excluded Disk, as well as any other areas in the product that use the same subroutine. Failing this, the user must open a new tab on the browser (to Main) to figure out which drives numbers are associated with which drives. Drives need to be identified, at the moment of input into the form, by the drive manufacturer or drive type or size, etc. "Disk 1" is nondescript to a human. But "Disk 1 - HGST - 9.9TB - *GJ9B" indicates that it's the Hitachi SAS drive, the big one, whose serial number ends with GJ9B. Yup, that's the one.
  7. BUG REPORT: The Shares screen comes up absolutely blank under Firefox with Adblock Plus. This is an ubiquitous setup and should be fixed or detected. WORKAROUND: Disable ADP on this site. Most users of ADP will not know how to do this.
  8. When you insert a new drive, a [Format] button appears near the bottom. I can't remember the exact wording of the button--I only did it once for each drive. But I remember that it defaults to 'xfs' and that you need to get through that step before moving forward. But, logging in as root, I don't see any of the drives mounted. In Unraid, are the drives mounted as normal under Linux? What's the expected behavior of an 'ls /' or a 'cat /etc/fstab' or a 'ls -l /dev/disk/by-label'? Edit: the mystery has been solved. Somehow Unraid was operating in Maintenance Mode during the rebuild. Total size:9.9 TB Elapsed time:2 hours, 44 minutes Current position:857 GB (8.6 %) Estimated speed:82.9 MB/sec Estimated finish:1 day, 6 hours, 25 minutes When you [Stop] and then unclick the [x] Maintenace Mode checkbox (which doesn't appear during the rebuild), and then re-start, the file systems reappear. Another UI gotcha--there should be far more feedback if you're in MM, like "DRIVES OFFLINE - MAINTENANCE MODE" under all of the columns to the right of the drives.
  9. Update: I connected to Unraid using Microsoft Edge, in order to rule out javascript blocking, ad-blocking, etc. No change in behavior. Attached are two screenshots: one of the main/ screen, showing drive 6 being rebuilt, and one of the shares/ screen, showing everything greyed out. Perhaps I don't understand shares. According to the youtube video, you just click [Add Share]. Help!
  10. Flashing LSI 9210-8i RAID or HBA cards. I'm writing this in case someone needs to update the firmware and BIOS on LSI 9210-8i cards. Hopefully, web search engines will find this post and spit it out to the next, poor sucker that has to navigate the LSI update instructions. STEP #0: don't try and read the LSI update instructions. They're garbage--twenty-four pages of technical fru-fru and printouts of command line options. #1: Download the firmware from www.broadcom.com/products/storage/host-bus-adapters/sas-9210-8i#downloads. #2: Make a bootable DOS USB key using Rufus. #3: Copy SAS2FLSH.EXE onto the USB. Copy the *.ROM file, inside the SASBIOS_REL directory, onto the USB. Copy the *.BIN file, deep inside the Firmware directory, onto the USB. There will be two (2) BIN files: the IR file is for RAID; the IT file is for HBA (Host Bus Adapters, i.e. acting like a normal hard drive). #4: Run SAS2FLSH -LISTALL and take a picture of the screen for posterity. This will display the current versions of the firmware and BIOS. #5: Run SAS2FLSH -FWALL *.BIN. This updates the firmware on all the cards; it will take a while. Let MS-DOS convert the '*' to the actual file name. #6: Run SAS2FLSH -BIOSALL *.ROM. Update the BIOS(es). #7: Take another picture of the -LISTALL output, to be safe. Reboot. Praying wouldn't hurt.
  11. [Cancel] : "Cancel will stop Parity-Sync/Data-Rebuild. WARNING: canceling may leave the array unprotected!" I'm afraid to click on [Cancel], although it seems that I need to in order to create a share (everything is greyed out under Shares). With 24 hours of rebuilding ahead of me, I hate to lose even one hour. (Yes, I'll take some time to research New Config, as mentioned earlier. Maybe I can cut down on the pain.) #1 - Can the sync be restarted where it left off? If so, then the wording should be: "Cancel will temporarily halt the Parity-Sync/Data-Rebuild." #2 - When tasks are not possible due to the array running, there should be wording to that affect, e.g. "User Shares Cannot Be Configured: Array is Running." It could also be a bubble.
  12. > Limetech is...small. ...enthusiastic users helping each other. So I gather. When you're small, you have to lean on community support. Suggestion: the moderator(s) should have a mandate to keep a sharp lookout for presales trouble, and forward it to the owner(s). Has anyone worked software? I'm retired from C++ and Perl and et al. VERY IMPORTANT: the struggles of new users MUST be seen by the developers; there's no other way to work out the Human Factors Engineering issues in a product. My observations, a month from now, will be largely useless; the clock is ticking on my ability to reveal UI issues. Notifications: All notifications are set on for the Browser. Tools -> Notifications show no archived notification(s). #1 - Archived notifications should be (also?) available under Settings -> Notifications. How is an archived notif a "setting?" It really isn't. The user interface element is not well-placed. #2 - The product needs a button (or something) on the main page(s) that bring up the latest notifications. That's my opinion--it would have solved my question without coming to the forum. #3 - I started a Sync and didn't get a notification! Thanks
  13. Notifications: I'm confused about notifications--the linked, colored boxes at the upper-right corner of the interface. Sometimes they're there, sometimes they're not. I just clicked the [Sync] button, which will restart the rebuild of the 6th drive, and I was expecting a notification--a pink (?) box that states that a rebuild is in progress. No notification appeared, and I can't see a place to click to reveal or display the notifications. I'm confused. A rebuild seems to be running, so a notification should have been displayed, right? Please help me understand notifications, how to enable them at all times, and/or how to display them at will. Thanks.
  14. Dear Unraid Community: please help me enable an Intel X550-T2 10GbE card. I'm evaluating Unraid for file management for my small business. Quick transfers between one desktop and the "NAS" are very important. For that reason, I purchased two 10GbE cards. From the logs on both sides, it appears that the cards have been identified, and that drivers are installed for both systems. However, when I enable the X550-T2 card under Unraid, Unraid hangs. I was using the Spaceinvader One video, setting 'eth4' to be a static IP, and turn on bridging. When I [apply] that, I get a message in the 'eth5' box (?) that says, "please wait ... configuring interfaces", and Unraid dies, hard, requiring a shutdown -t. It's a bug, obviously. Nothing should cause a program to hang. But my immediate question is, do you have a workaround so that I can continue testing? Thanks in advance.
  15. I do want to make another observation: even though it seems that official unraid employees are not actively monitoring the General Help threads--I haven't heard from developers or managers or technical support--it does seem that the community approach is working fairly well. I am getting responses, and I'm making (slow) progress. Bravo to those who are standing in the gap, trying to help.